10 Festive (and Brilliant) Christmas Tree Alternatives
The Christmas tree is a classic symbol of the holiday season and sometimes, maybe the best way to get in the holiday mood. You put an evergreen tree in the middle of your living room, decorate it with lights, ornaments and tinsel, and—boom—Christmas spirit...
10 Funny, Cute and Just-a-Bit-Weird JibJab Holiday Greetings
By now everyone's seen at least one hilarious singing-and-dancing creation from the gang at JibJab. They’re the ones who make short, animated clips set to music onto which you can insert your own head, or the heads of your friends and loved ones, and then watch as your animated mouth opens and closes in time with the beat. It’s funny and disturbing at the same time. In this day and age, one of the
7 Ways Christmas Has Gone High-Tech
Christmas is a time for traditions, but it seems like every year the Christmas traditions become far less traditional and way more modern. A warm fire crackles on your HDTV. That fresh-cut Christmas tree is just an illusion created by LED lights...
10 Ridiculously Expensive Christmas Gifts We Can Only Wish For
Christmas is a time for joyous giving and families coming together and singing and eggnog. But we all know that on some level it’s all about the presents.
Angry Telemarketer Causes Bomb Scare in Colorado
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that being a telemarketer isn’t the best job ever. Often you are interrupting people at bad times, offering them things they don’t want, encouraged to be pushy and then get hung up on pretty much all the time. This comes with the job. Which means, you shouldn’t threaten to bomb their homes when it happens. Unless they’ve changed how it’s done. Read
15 Addictive Ways to Waste Time Online Now That the Kids Are Back at School
The school buses are running again, and the kids are out of the house. Finally. With the end of the far-too-long summer break, this return to school days can leave you with a little extra time on your hands during the day, right? Well, maybe not too much, but your daily schedule should ease up a bit, so now what do you do? You get back on the Internet, that’s what.
10 Ways to Give Your Kids a Boost By Helping Them Study Better
When your kids go back to school, it’s almost like you go back to school, too. Teachers and childhood development professionals agree that when a child’s parents are involved in his education, he learns more and gets better grades. That means, you have just as big a responsibility in his schoolwork as he does.
10 Creative Ideas for Keeping Your Kids Busy This Summer
Even though you love your kids dearly and want to spend time with them, the months that kids are out of school can be the longest of the year for any parent. The key to a peaceful summer household is keeping the kids busy and entertained.
Lindsay Lohan Owes a Tanning Salon $40K
It turns out that the strange color of Ooompa Loompa orange that Lindsay Lohan’s skin has turned doesn’t happen naturally. It also doesn’t happen for free. Poor orange LiLo is having trouble with the court again, this time over a tanning bill.
Someone Bought the Queen’s Undies for $18,000
We’ll take ‘Stories We Never Thought We’d Post’ for $1,000, Alex. Recently a pair of what are rumored to be Queen Elizabeth’s royal panties went up for auction on eBay. A mystery buyer has now purchased them and become the proud owner of the used skivvies.
8 Surprising Facts About Pinterest You Really Need to Know
We all like to share our opinions and “likes” all over the internet, so the geniuses at Pinterest created a way for us to just clip, collect and post the things we see and love, and then share those seemingly interesting things with anyone who’s…well, interested.
Celebrity Birthdays for May 10 – Bono, Young MC and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Bono Age: 52 Occupation: Singer Known For: Being the outspoken frontman for U2 and the world’s richest rock star, leading the group to 22 Grammys (more than any other rock band), being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, and tirelessly tackling many humanitarian causes.
This Day in History for May 10 – J. Edgar Hoover is Appointed to the FBI and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1863 – Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies, eight days after being accidentally shot by his own troops (More info) 1869 – The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western US, is completed with the driving in of a golden spike in Promontory Summit, UT (More info)
This Day in History for May 8 – First Westminster Dog Show Opens and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1877 – The first Westminster Dog Show is held (More info) 1902 – On the Caribbean island of Martinique, Mount Pelee erupts, destroying the town of St. Pierre and killing nearly 40,000 people (More info)
Celebrity Birthdays for May 8 – Enrique Iglesias, Alex Van Halen and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Alex Van Halen Age: 59 Occupation: Rock drummer Known For: Being one half of the brother duo who created the rock colossus that is Van Halen, winning a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for the album ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,’ and for being an ordained minister, having performed marriage ceremonies for both his brother and f
Celebrity Birthdays for May 6 – Bob Seger, George Clooney and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Bob Seger Age: 67 Occupation: Rock legend Known For: Putting together the legendary Silver Bullet Band and propelling them to fame, writing and recording song of the century ‘Old Time Rock and Roll,’ being the genius behind hits like ‘Against the Wind,’ ‘Night Moves,’ and ‘Like a Rock,’ and for being Bob Seger.
This Day in History for May 6 – The Hindenburg Explodes and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1889 – The Eiffel Tower is dedicated and officially opened to the public during the Universal Exposition in Paris (More info) 1937 – The Hindenburg, a German airship, explodes while trying to dock in New Jersey, killing 36 people (More info)
Celebrity Birthdays for May 4 – Mike Dirnt of Green Day, Lance Bass and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Mike Dirnt Age: 40 Occupation: Rock musician Known For: Co-founding and playing bass for Green Day, co-writing lyrics for some of the bands songs, creating the baselines for all of the bands songs, and making the noise “dirnt dirnt dirnt” while plucking an air base in high school to earn the creative nickname “Dirnt.”
This Day in History for May 4 – The First Grammy Awards Are Held and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1932 – Al Capone is jailed for tax evasion (More info) 1959 – The first ever Grammy Awards are held (More info)
Celebrity Birthdays for May 3 – Frankie Valli, Cheryl Burke and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Frankie Valli Age: 78 Occupation: Singer Known For: Being the unbelievably high-voiced frontman of The Four Seasons, scoring 29 top 40 hits with that group and then nine top 40 hits as a solo artist, making teeny-boppers fall in love with him with songs like ‘Rag Doll,’ ‘Walk Like a Man,’ ‘Sherry,’ and ‘December 1963 (Oh, What a Night